Kurt Barlow

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    How Britain's £239billion buy-to-let bubble burst

    She would have maxed out her lifetime pension contributions long before then
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    How Britain's £239billion buy-to-let bubble burst

    Yep. I pointed out to Mrs B that in the Uk I have bought 3 houses 1. 1996. Asking was 27K . I paid 23K. 14.8% off asking 2. 2003 Asking 169K. Paid 155K . 8.3% off asking 3. 2006. Asking 225K. Paid 214K (and got all the kitchen white goods thrown in) 4.9% off asking.
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    How Britain's £239billion buy-to-let bubble burst

    Mrs B just got an email from the agent saying the owners have received a higher offer. My reply - wait and see if it actually goes to STC let alone sold. An agent did tell me that most of these kite flying offers are from people who are reliant on selling their over priced houses
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    How Britain's £239billion buy-to-let bubble burst

    I frequently point out to Mrs B the returns to the market 2-3 months down the line after apparently selling.......
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    How Britain's £239billion buy-to-let bubble burst

    I need to over look the financial risks (which are not that great as I am effectively a cash buyer). I'm 47 this year, Mrs B is 43 and Jnr 3. We need a place to settle. While initially regretting moving to such an expensive location Mrs B has found a wide circle of Iranian expats in London as friends and locally we have meet some recent blow in's like us (not local Essex knobheads) connected with jnrs nursery who seem like nice people. This has largely resolved Mrs B's homesickness. Another problem with have found with frequent moving is it upsets our son and makes him feel very insecure especially after the periods of separation when we emigrated. The other day I was looking at the details of our old house and he looked at it and shouted 'my home' . He definitely liked that place over the current house we are renting.
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    How Britain's £239billion buy-to-let bubble burst

    I have suggested that regarding our ex rental. It was put on the market at the beginning of October. I like the house as its extremely well built (it was a self build - great house on the wrong plot) especially given that I have just inherited a steel framed house....(great plot - poor design)
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    How Britain's £239billion buy-to-let bubble burst

    I keep telling my wife this which largely falls on deaf ears. Unfortunately the market where I live is dead but sellers are extremely resistant to accept lower offers. To be fair we can't face another move to a rental and I reckon the cost of a divorce will be higher than a potential HPC We have been offering 8-10% below asking. Examples so far: Asking 410K we offered 375 (a house we used to live in - nice house but difficult plot). I would have gone up another 10K but wife not keen Asking 450K - we offered 415K (STC last month) Asking 485K - we offered 445K Asking 525K - we offered 475K With the exception of the 2nd all are still on the market.
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    The big EU count starts today

    It is the North East. They have to select nice people who while having an accent can be understood. Apparently a nice spoken NE is popular around the country with customers.
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    The big EU count starts today

    This^^ Mrs B works in manufacturing and said people seem to have an issue with middle eastern people but these EE's are the laziest fuckers she has ever worked with. They also spend their entire lives complaining. She has advised them - no forces you to stay in the UK - you always have to option of going home.
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    The big EU count starts today

    My Cousins husband (Bankster) got paid a lot of money to offshore telephone services to Poland /India and other places several years ago. He is now paid lots of money to onshore those services to low wage areas of the UK where at least the native population still speak a form of English.
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    Jim Davidson - out of place in 2018?

    I think he still does the Summer circuit - Gt Yarmouth, Skegness, Blackpool, Southend, Barry Island, filey, Clacton etc etc.......
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    Have we done this one yet? Pay to Park at work

    Must the cnuts round here who use the train to London are driving 60K range rovers
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    Have we done this one yet? Pay to Park at work

    On this subject has anyone had experience of renting driveway space to commuters ? Me and Mrs B looked at a house today which we are considering putting an offer in on. Its about 10 mins walk from Billericay station which is 33 mins from liverpool St. There is additional space for 2-3 cars to park. I said if we rented space at 2 quid (thats several less than the pikey cnuts at NCP albeit somewhat nearer) a day for 2 cars thats a grand a year for no effort. It also makes the house appear occupied in the day time.
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    Windsor Davies

    XYY Need you ask!
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    Windsor Davies

    For a couple of years back in the 1990's my brother used to clean her windows.